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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


An unusual case of scleral abscesses preceded by uveitis


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Author Details : Tanvi Poy Raiturcar*, Ugam Usgaonkar, Marushka Aguiar

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 131-133


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Abstract

Ocular tuberculosis is a very rare clinical presentation. The limited specimen size available for investigation makes it difficult to reach an accurate diagnosis. Here is a case of uveitis which did not show any improvement with topical steroids and progressively worsened to develop scleral abscesses. The only positive history was contact with a patient of pulmonary tuberculosis and the only positive investigation was a strongly positive Mantoux test. Based on these the patient was started on anti-tuberculosis therapy and showed a dramatic improvement.
This is only the second such case reported in the literature.

Keywords: Ocular tuberculosis, Scleral abscesses, Uveitis.

Doi : 10.18231/2395-1451.2019.0031

How to cite : Raiturcar T P, Usgaonkar U, Aguiar M, An unusual case of scleral abscesses preceded by uveitis. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019;5(1):131-133

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